Man Arrested For Crimes He Committed More Than 30 Years Ago: Boca Raton Police

John MacLean, 65, was arrested Friday and held in jail without bond

A convicted criminal was arrested for sex crimes Boca Raton Police say he committed more than 30 years ago.

John MacLean, 65, was arrested Friday and faces two charges of armed sexual battery. He was held in jail without bond.

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In Oct. 1976, a 15-year-old babysitter was sexually battered in a bedroom at gunpoint and in Feb. 1977, a 26-year-old mother of two was also sexually battered at gunpoint. In both cases, the man used some type of lubricant and told the victims to cooperate.

Boca Raton Police on Saturday said MacLean's DNA matched evidence from the two crime scenes after a recent analysis request.

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He has also become a person of interest in several 1970s sexual battery cases in the tri-county area, Boca Raton Police said.

MacLean, who was featured in a 1992 People Magazine article, is also the author of “Secrets of a Superthief,” which he wrote while incarcerated for burglary.

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